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Title: Once More, with Feeling
Subtitle: Rom 8,31-39 as Rhetorical Peroratio
Author(s): MILINOVICH, Timothy
Volume: 99 Issue: 4 Date: 2018
In response to the debate regarding the structure of Romans 8 and the relationship of its sections, this article demonstrates how vv. 31-39 may be read as a peroratio because it recapitulates the preceding line of thought and terminology in vv. 1-30 and uses stylistic and aesthetic schemes to engage the audience directly and elicit their response to the argument. Reading Rom 8,31-39 as a peroratio to vv. 1-30 maintains the integrity of the section, amplifies the literary qualities in vv. 31-39, and underscores the theological and rhetorical correlations that span the whole of Romans 8.